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Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the South Atlantic region of the United States, bordered by Maryland, Kentucky, West Virginia, and North Carolina. It was one of the thirteen colonies that claimed independence from Great Britain during the American Revolutionary War. The state's geography made it prime land for plantations, and many Americans, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Lee, and Haytham Kenway, were planters in the colony. [citation needed]

History[]

In 1752, the Colonial Assassin Shay Cormac assassinated the British Templar Lawrence Washington in Mount Vernon.[1]

Lord Dunmore governed Virginia before the Revolution. At the start of the war, Dunmore issued a decree promising freedom to any slaves belonging to the Patriots who would escape and enlist in the British Army.[2] George Davidson was among the slaves who joined Lord Dunmore's Ethiopian Regiment.[3] The Templars tried to kill Dunmore but Connor sent his apprentices to intercept the assassin before they could complete their mission.[4] Later, they protected the governor during the burning of Norfolk in January 1776, and he left the colony by the end of the year.[5]

In 1781, the British Army under General Charles Cornwallis' command came to Virginia following an extended campaign in the southern colonies. The Colonial Assassins supported the Continental Army during the battles Petersburg,[6] Spencer's Ordinary[7] and Green Spring,[8] though the outcomes were generally in favor of the British. Cornwallis then camped his forces in Yorktown on Chesapeake Bay, which he enforced against a ground attack, and awaited supplies from the Royal Navy in New York City.[9]

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The Battle of Chesapeake

Admiral de Grasse of the French Navy sailed to the Chesapeake Bay, and held it against the Royal Navy with the aid of the Aquila, forcing the British fleet to abandon Virginia.[10] The Continental and French armies marched on Yorktown and laid siege. Connor's apprentices infiltrated Yorktown and sabotaged the fortifications, [11]allowing the Franco-American Alliance to place their cannons in a suitable position, thereby forcing Cornwallis to surrender. The British defeat at the Siege of Yorktown forced them to negotiate an end to the war.[9] In the meantime, Washington recovered an Apple of Eden.[12]

In 1865, John Wilkes Booth fled to Virginia after assassinating President Abraham Lincoln and was killed by the Assassins in retribution.[13]

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References[]

  1. Assassin's Creed: RogueBy Invitation Only
  2. Assassin's Creed III: LiberationDatabase: George Davidson
  3. Assassin's Creed III: LiberationA Fool's Errand
  4. Assassin's Creed IIIContracts: "Dunmore's Guardian Angel"
  5. Assassin's Creed III – Contracts: "Dunmore's Fortune"
  6. Assassin's Creed III – Contracts: "Protect the Help"
  7. Assassin's Creed III – Contracts: "Skirmish in Williamsburg"
  8. Assassin's Creed III – Contracts: "Mad Anthony's Surprise"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Assassin's Creed IIIDatabase: Battle of Yorktown
  10. Assassin's Creed IIIBattle of the Chesapeake
  11. Assassin's Creed III – Contracts: "The Saboteur"
  12. Assassin's Creed III – The Tyranny of King Washington: The RedemptionLucid Memory Fragments
  13. Assassin's Creed IIGlyph #15: "Guardians"

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